This wrap-up is coming to you a bit late because I’m actually on holiday and won’t be writing new posts, so I had to spread out all the reviews I had already prepared. BookQuest Vol. 1 was my super fun start into 2020. This is still a very new readathon and the hosts are working out some technical quirks, but it was a lot of fun to participate and I can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for us with the next one.
The first thing you had to do was choose which team you would be joining. I picked the Knights of the Kingdom because the quest descriptions were really funny and the prompts fit several books I had been wanting to read anyway.
Each group had to finish seven quests, including reading the group book, The Guinevere Deception. I loved the texts that came with each reading prompt, there was even a map that showed these quests (book with an animal companion was the quest at the stables, book with a weapon on the cover was in the armory, etc.). A lot of love went into this readathon! Even though some technical bugs had to be fixed mid-readathon, Chris was always quick to respond to bug reports and usually fixed the problem within a few days. Now that all of that programming is already done, I can only imagine the next readathon will run much more smoothly and maybe even add some new functions.
During this readathon, I managed to read nine books, although one of them was a graphic novel and two were actually novellas. But still, considering that my other reads were all rather hefty, I’m very proud of my success.
As you can see, I could have read more but I’m very happy with my result. Here are my readathon books:
- Andrzej Sapkowski – Sword of Destiny
- Benjanun Sriduangkaew – Winterglass (re-read)
- Benjanun Sriduangkaew – Mirrorstrike
- Brandon Sanderson – Starsight
- Marissa Meyer – Archenemies
- Maggie Stiefvater – Call Down the Hawk
- Kiersten White – The Guinevere Deception (review to come)
- Jeff Smith – Bone Vol. 3 (review to come)
- Tessa Gratton – The Queens of Innis Lear (not finished yet)
In total, I read almost 3000 pages, which is not as crazy as it sounds. Two of my books were audiobooks so I could listen while doing other things – folding laundry, doing dishes… it’s all so much more fun when someone’s telling you a great story. And I was quite lucky with the books I’ve chosen. Not all of them were instant favorites but they were at least all good.
The fact that updating your books (pages or percent read) helped level up your character also motivated me a lot! I ended up as a Level 7 Knight of the Kingdom:
All things considered, this was a great readathon! I can’t wait to see what Chris and Ellie come up with for the next one and I’ll definitely be joining again. And yeah, I know I said I wouldn’t do too many readathons this year but come on! 🙂